I really like this collection actually, it feels streamlined which is nice for marni while also looking luxurious and chic. Also I like how the fur has been designed in not the most obvious way, such as the lovely coat on julia.
I think fur adds a sort of strange heaviness.. and I don't mean just in weight, I mean a sort of darkness that, though I know Marni use it all the time, I just don't associate with the Marni girl.
It's clever, and unmistakeably Marni, with what appear to be pleated skirts that open to reveal chiffon inserts, and the fur scarves appearing to be made of an extremely long fox, then tucked into the waistband, and the way the fur suggests a very rounded shoulder towards the end.
It's a darker Marni, certainly.
It's a "what the.....?" moment for Marni...the fur is awkward, the cut, designs and shapes show how inept she is at managing them. Her strength lies in zany mixing, collage, colors and prints, and this collection lacks them, exposing her weaknesses.
Many of the Marni quirks are still there, but as a whole the collection lacks the usual charm and whimsy I've come to associate with the brand. I'm tired of seeing everyone's version of parred down minimalism.